Email messages sent from users of Cheshire West and Chester Council's email systems have a legal disclaimer statement appended automatically.
Any opinions expressed in the email message you have received are those of the individual and not necessarily of Cheshire West and Chester Council or other organisations which are hosted on the Council's mail servers.
Unless encrypted, email messages passing over the internet are not secure and could be intercepted and read by someone else. Please bear this in mind when deciding what information to include in any email messages you intend to send to the Council.
Email messages and any file attachments sent by the Council may contain confidential or legally privileged information and are only intended for the addressee. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, any onward transmission of the email is strictly prohibited.
If you have received the email in error, you should delete the message and any attachments immediately, including any backups and temporary files and notify the Data Protection Officer.
The Council automatically monitors both outgoing and incoming email communications. You should therefore be aware that if you send an email to a person within the Council it will be subject to monitoring for lawful business purposes and will be stored and disposed of in accordance with the Council's archiving/back up policies.
Security and Viruses
Although the Council virus scans incoming and outgoing emails (including file attachments) it cannot guarantee that the content of an email communication or any file attachment is virus free or has not been intercepted or amended as it passes over the internet. The onus is on the recipient to check the communication is virus-free. The Council accepts no responsibility for any damage caused by receiving emails from our email systems and/or hosted domains.
As a public authority, the Council is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Under this legislation the Council may be required to disclose the content of an email (or a response to it) unless the information it contains is protected from disclosure under an exemption in the Act.